Where relationships are at the heart of the school and
the school is at the heart of the community

We try, we fail, we learn, we succeed

01929 500599         info@theswanageschool.co.uk         High Street • Swanage • BH19 2PH



School Closes - Virtual School Opens

For information, support and advice during the school closure, please navigate to the closure tab on the main menu. Here you will find resources relating to working from home, wellbeing, Covid-19, our staff-student challenge and a gallery of student work.

Please see the virtual school page for information on how to access and use the online platform for learning.

We'll keep adding to these pages are new developments take place. 


Starting in September 2020?

Our transition pages are just for you! For information on what to expect and how we're dealing with transition this year, please take a read and get in touch with our transition team if you have any questions.

For latest news and information, we'd recommend parents follow us on Facebook too!


The Swanage School

Every Student Well Known

The Swanage School has been created on human scale principles, which means that strong and genuine relationships – within school, with the local community and with the wider world – are at its heart.

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The Swanage School

A Balanced Curriculum

The Swanage School has a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to meet individual needs. From further maths and separate sciences to a range of vocational options. Click on the link below to find out how we make full use of our local resources, while enabling students to make outstanding progress.

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The Swanage School

School Life

Read more about student life at The Swanage School, including information about the school day, student leadership, challenge days and how you can support your child's learning.

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Please see our safeguarding page for information about our safeguarding responsibilities and procedures, including how these are being managed during the school closure due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).



GCSE Results 2019

Yet again we are extremely proud of our students and the GCSE results they have achieved.

Headline results:

· 77% of students gained English GCSE

· 69% of students gained Maths GCSE

Subjects that did particularly well include: Physics GCSE (83%), Drama GCSE (77%), Design Technology GCSE (71%), PE GCSE (71%).

Alfie French with four grade 9s and three grade 8s said “I’m overjoyed with my results – I couldn’t have done it without all the support and encouragement from all the teachers at The Swanage School. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and will miss it.”

Headteacher, Tristram Hobson said “I am very proud of what our students – and their parents – have achieved and am delighted with this year’s GCSE results. We pride ourselves that not only do we ensure our most able students gain those grade 9s that they deserve but also that every student, whatever their ability, makes exceptional progress during their time with us.”


Tree Planting Project 2020

Follow our progress as we work with local groups Sustainable Swanage, Greening Swanage and Trees for Dorset to plant more trees on the school site, helping achieve the target of "A Tree for Every Child in Swanage". We'll post updates on our Facebook Page and here on the website.




The Swanage School Way

At The Swanage School we...

  • Respect each other and treat others as we would like to be treated
  • Help members of the wider community
  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Take pride in our appearance
  • Do the best we can